This is another important month for you, Gemini, a time of consolidation from the questioning and looking inside yourself that characterized the previous month of June, and yet also one of expansion and new directions. Values and resources, including financial ones, are featured now in a practical way. Your metamorphosis continues with respect to intimacy issues for getting to know yourself as well as others. Your creative energy is sizzling. You are finding that your prospective plans involve considerations of inherent moral compass, an appeal to your own deep-seated values, and to nothing else. Applying your bottom-line principles to your self-expression makes this burst of creativity entirely your own. This is an active time for you, including inner awareness as much as outer, and a directive consideration of the pain of what won’t work as much as the joy of what will. You benefit by reflecting on your ultimate aims, and by recognizing that while times of gladness are enjoyable, it is times of difficulty that bring you the opportunity for evolutionary transformation that serves your long-term aspirations. You are after a more completely aligned and integrated future self.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The Cancer New Moon, from June 28th, brought fresh energy to the part of your chart that relates to your values and your resources. You might have a lot of new ideas emerging as to how you want to expand your reach and you may be able to set new goals for yourself at the beginning of the month. Jupiter in Aries – in a perfect square with the Sun and Moon – continues throughout the current month to bring a pioneering spirit to help you follow through with your dreams, so that you could have a lot of creative ideas in the weeks ahead. Your desires could also be a priority this month thanks to Venus in your sign being in close minor aspect to the New Moon, setting the stage for July. You may be more inclined to splurge on yourself and your loved ones. You have a lot working in your favour this month and it could feel easy to be grateful for what you have and enjoy what life has to offer. As the month unfolds, your finances or how you make money could be on your mind and there could also be a lot of opportunities knocking at your doors. Success may be a matter of seizing the bull by the horns.
Mercury in Gemini trines Saturn in Aquarius to begin the month, which is an integrative aspect that could highlight your mastery over something you have been dedicating a lot of time and effort to. You may feel competent and in control in a way that inspires others to follow your lead and broadcast your know-how. Underlying power dynamics may also surface especially if you have to collaborate with others as Mars in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn culminating on July 1. If there is the potential for tension with someone, you may have to find the right measure of self-assertion to avoid conflicts.
Mars enters Taurus and Mercury enters Cancer on the 4th, which will continue to bring attention to your resources in the following weeks and perhaps increase your desire to provide yourself and your loved ones with material security.
From July 6th to the 8th, Venus in Gemini in sextile with Chiron in Aries brings up your creative output and the unique talents and skills you have to share with the world and also the potential for issues with your self-worth to arise in this context. You may sometimes feel alienated or alone but it could be your ability to stand out from the crowd and do your own thing that helps you succeed at this time. You could have to adjust your expectations especially when it comes to the ways you have been thinking about until now. This could also feel somewhat destabilizing or there might be some elements that are outside of your control.
The Sun squaring Chiron on the 7th and 8th and Uranus on the 9th and 10th could make you hyper-aware of the current instability in the world. You may be in the process of realizing that the security you crave is entirely up to you or that you have to take something into your own hands in order to gain more autonomy.
The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 13th culminates in the part of your chart that relates to intimacy and what you share with others. Autonomy could be on your mind, but there may be other ways to look at the situation that helps you clarify what you need from others at this time. There is also accompanying this Full Moon timing and emphasis on deeply thinking about beliefs and values, a sense of idealism for work matters, and a can-do attitude toward future plans and societal contribution that includes a sense of deep purpose.
The solutions could come more easily a few days later when Mercury meets the Sun in Cancer in conjunction on the 15th and 16th. The realizations that emerge in this mid-month timing could prove to be extremely productive in the long run. You may have to get over your fears and trust that safety is available and that you have many more resources at your disposal than you think.
Venus enters Cancer on the 17th and will bring attention to your resources. You could have a propensity to spend more liberally at this time. However, the Sun opposing Pluto on the 18th and 19th may also highlight insecurity regarding your financial reality or you could be obsessing over something that is outside your control.
The Sun’s entry into the sign of Leo on the 22nd signals the height of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere and could gradually emphasize your self-expression and your ideas. More energy could be expended at this time trying to understand your environment and communicate your inner realities with others.
Mercury in Leo squaring Mars in Taurus on the 25th and 26th is a tense aspect that could bring out harsh words or stubbornness. You might also be able to express the things that have been bothering you through creative channels especially if you are given the platform to do so.
The New Moon in Leo at the end of July, on the 28th, ignites passion that could be used to develop your skills further in the following weeks. What you know and what is left to learn could be evident as the month comes to a close! You may be resolute to learn more so that you can get better at what you do.